Sendfox is a tool by the folks at AppSumo that's focused mostly for existing customers. If you're looking for a barebones tool that allows you to segment your list and create some basic automations while staying within the AppSumo, Sendfox may be the tool for you.
However, it lacks a lot of the major features you may be looking for in a newsletter, like support for archives, scheduling, paid subscriptions, or advanced analytics.
Buttondown doesn't block its polished editor behind a $49 fee, because I think the most important part about building a newsletter is the writing process. If you're looking for a newsletter tool that can handle your workload while being easy to integrate with, Buttondown is the tool for you!
|Analytics||Dive into individual email performance, client information, and more|
|First-party API||Everything you can do on Buttondown's interface, you can also do with our REST-ful API.|
|Free for your first hundred subscribers||Because it shouldn't take a credit card to get a newsletter off the ground.|
|Archives||Because sometimes you don't want your newsletters to disappear into the ether.|
|Embeddable widget||Have your own personal site? We'll hook you up with the code.|
|Markdown support||Buttondown also supports HTML and good old fashioned plain text: whatever your preference is!|
|Drag and drop image uploading||Images are uploaded quickly and securely.|
|Email scheduling||Write an email on Thursday and send it out on Friday; queue up an entire month's worth of letters.|
|Free RSS support||I mean, some people _really_ like RSS.|
|Clean, usable design||Design is more than just how it looks, and Buttondown is designed top to bottom to make it easy to use.|
|Smart embeds||Embed tweets, Youtube videos, and more just by dropping in the link.|
|Autosaving||Never worry about accidentally closing a tab ever again.|
|Paid subscriptions||Buttondown makes it easy and painless for you to get paid for your newsletters. Want to have a free tier? That's possible, too!|
|Third-party integrations||Setting up your Buttondown account to work with Zapier, IFTTT, Weebly, Squarespace, Ghost, and more.|
|Privacy-first||Buttondown is GDPR-compliant — and then some. I don't collect any data about you (or your subscribers), and you can turn off pixel tracking and link tracking with a click of a button.|
|Multiple newsletters||Want to run more than one newsletter from the same account? Buttondown's got you covered.|
|'Pay what you want' mode|